Ordinary Time

by Grey Revell

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Ordinary Time was recorded between Summer of 2006 and Spring of 2009.

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released October 20, 2009

Produced by Grey Revell

All songs © 2009 Ambush Hymnal (SESAC)

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Track Name: Firefly Hotel (Angels Gonna Make You Run)
Well since my baby left
I found a cold place in Hell
It's a the edge of a fiery street
called the Firefly Hotel
And I ain't ever gonna leave here
no I ain't gonna go

I remember the day that I came here
Cold candles on the wall
I stood at the edge of the bar and I shouted:
"Ain't there anybody here at all?"
Through the door there came a lady
Hair of gold and eyes like chimes
In her hand she held my future
it was swimming in a glass of wine
And I ain't ever gonna leave here
No I don't wanna go
No I dare not leave here
Won't you sit awhile, enjoy the show?

Everybody better get it together
Everybody better have some fun
Everybody better have a real good time
Cos the Angels gonna make you run.

The Angel's gonna make you run..
Track Name: Black Haired Girl Blues
Gonna find me a black haired girl
put my hands on her all night long
She gonna turn off the front porch light
She gonna love me real strong

It's been a while since I been here
Baby don't I know your name
It's been a while since I been this faded
I need a girl who can play my game

My clothes are old and wrinkled
and my mind's been rearranged
I look like Long John Silver
I feel like Doctor Strange

Let me take you back round my way
We can drink your honey wine
Show me what's in your blanket
And I'll show you what's in mine

Gonna find me a black haired girl
put my hands on her all night long
Track Name: Dead Engine Blues
Scarecrow stranded on a dead cell phone
Sundown's turned your flowers to stone
Cracked black engine block got ya chiseled down to the bone

Wedding Bell looking for a place to sing
The Wicked Witch got your wedding ring
Voodoo bumblebee waiting for a hand to sting

Breakdown at the garden door
Shook down on the old stone floor
Take care - there's no telling what she's got in store

I said my prayers on the feather bed
Rainbows and virgins dancing in my head
One wrong turn and the engine's gonna wind up dead

Breakdown at the garden door
Shook down on the old stone floor
Take care - there's no telling what she's got in store
and what's more, you alone..
Track Name: Don't Give Up On Me
Drinking pearl gold on the ocean
Spitting in the sand while you're looking for change
A little heavy rotation
Laughing at the children throwing diamonds in the waves

And the horses come running
Teeth like knives over hills of clay
We'll ride em all cross the ocean
into the moon at the back of the day

Sinking in your body like I'm drowning in wine
You know just what I'm talking about
I'm a jewel box, I'm a simple machine
Yeah you know how to bring all the freaks out
The best is yet to come - Don't give up on me

You're the hand grenade of my heart
A mushroom cloud on a sunny day
A ruby field of crystal
I kiss you on the mouth when you got nothing to say

Jesus take a look at what your sister's done
Take a minute off of your throne
Desi Arnaz beat the war drum slow,
And all the Vikings came home
The best is yet to come - Don't give up on me

You're opening the doors that I never wanted closed
You're like a song that haunts me
I'm always gonna be the shadow of you
Until the day you say that you love me
Track Name: Ordinary Time
What a fade
Here comes my lady holding hands with Satan
Combing her hair with all the tears I wasted
And all the things I thought were mine

Gold and jade
And all the pretty things I watched her make
And all the pretty songs I saw her fake
It very nearly left me blind

Who don't know me?
Who could love what you can't see?
The flowers in Heaven are falling into Purgatory

You could say she was my friend but I was born so late
Now all the miracles I thought I'd made
Are biding Ordinary Time

Who don't know me?
Who could love what you can't see?
The flowers in Heaven are falling into Purgatory

Gold and Jade
Here comes my lady holding hands with Satan
And all the colors seem so dead and faded
Blue neon spilling through the blinds
You could say she was a friend but I was born so late
Now all the miracles I thought I'd made
Are biding Ordinary Time.

They bide their Ordinary Time..
Track Name: Crawling Out The Hole In Your Heart
Would it be a sin if I didn't really love you as much as I say I do?
What would you do if i told you I really didn't know what it was coming to?
Would it be a sin if I didn't love you as much as you want me to?

I'm like that child out on Halloween night
With his little plastic mask and his little green light
Looking for the bag he lost in the dark
With the candy that he lusted so hard

Falling off the top of my head
Crawling round the hole in your heart

Does it take a better man to really love you as much as you want me to?
What would you say if I told you I really didn't know what I was headed to?
Does it take a better man to really love you as much as you want me to?

All the butterflies are crowding the light
When they get too close, they flame out into the night
Pretty little comets out in the dark
Crawling out the hole in your heart

There's not much more to me than meets the eye
I really never told you nothing but lies
But I ain't got the balls to give up the prize
I don't have the courage to tell you goodbye

Crawling out the hole in your heart
Pretty little comets out in the dark
Crawling out the hole in your heart...
Track Name: Cloudman and Dakota
The planes fly overhead
Like they did over our house on the beach
Every hour

I'm lying down
A million miles out of your reach
Your meteor showers

I'm thinking back to a party on an island of dreams
Before the world turned over

The circus freaks
Paid tribute to the King and their Queen
Cloudman and Dakota

We take our little pills
To keep from falling apart at the seams
To keep the world from squeezing

I've learned to cook
But making love to you in my dreams
Is never really easy

Though it comes to us all eventually
It doesn't make it better

Maybe I'll go and
Carve our name somewhere on a tree
Cloudman loves Dakota
Track Name: Love Lights The Field
It's another summer day
And the air is full of sirens
And the night rolls by like paper in the wind

And we're learning to be good
And we're learning to be silent
And we spend our lives regretting all the times we were

For you that don't have to be true
You just go and say whatever you feel
Your zoot suit San Gabriel moon
A pearl cannonball of love lights the field

Tom Jobim in bed,
And we're dancing on the grass
In the golf course where I ran out in the rain

And I'm not even gonna stop you
I'm not even gonna tell you
I'm gonna lay right here
And let you do the things you say

For you it don't have to be true
They give us trash we give them back just what's real
Your zoot suit San Gabriel moon
A pearl cannonball of love lights the field

Sunday Afternoon
And you're coming up behind me
And we watch the sun go dipping past the poles

Where are you now...?
Track Name: South Hills Blues
My baby and I
Cruising down Grand Avenue
With the radio light in the dark
Like a fire glowing blue
Don't be surprised if a dream makes a playback on you

It could be like a scene
From a movie with the lens open wide
You could be Odo B. Stade
Coming back from the Mexican fight
Or little Cory Lidle, fly into the Upper East Side

The little old lady
She likes to keep her signs in the street
Her baby ran off - bit off her mans hands and his feet
and that's what you get for putting diapers on a
chimpanzee

Little Amy Taylor
She loves her daddy's Trans Am
Cruising down Azusa
The nun's call her the queen of the damned
She could be your sailor - you could be her man

Amy and I
Cruising to the end of the world
in old '92, sliding down the raspberry swirl
shacking up in Northview, my heart was with a
South Hills girl.
Track Name: Who's That Fool With You?
Even though you're not
All the things you said you was
Even though I got
Nothing much for all the fuss
And when I look into your face
It's like the raw end of a gun
And I'm never gonna change
Not an inch for anyone

Who's that fool with you?

Even though I doubt
That it did us any good
And the bottom done fell out
Like we both knew that it would
And I'm happier by now
What I'm telling you is true
It doesn't matter now
What you choose to do

Who's that fool with you?

Who's that fool...